Backpack with comfort (Part I): Best travel packing tips for 2016

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By: tiarajoseph11
on 27th Jan,2017

Try these above given tips to pack your stuff properly while traveling.

From liquids leakage to getting charged for carrying overweight luggage, we've all handled luggage problems that may have easily been taken care of. For a stress-free packing experience, you just need to remember the finest 13 packing tips and tricks.

1) Mark up your things

Don't get stressed to find your own baggage in the airport baggage carousel. Your luggage may look identical with your fellow passenger’s things. So, label your suitcase carefully with a name tag and make sure you pick it up before anyone does. Decorate your bags with ribbons, stickers or even colorful markers so they can be instantly recognizable.

2) Use spare ziploc bags to lock items in categories

Phone charger, camera charger, adaptors, headphones - these wire based electronic things and gadgets can be easily lost and tangled in our baggage. Ziploc bags are the best option to prevent this situation. Take some extras ziploc bags with you while traveling and use them to store those electrical items from getting lost, tangled or wet. Other things may be included there also like house keys, parking ticket and car keys, medication and other loose accessories.

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3) Pack light coloured dresses inside out and put disposable shower caps over your shoes

First you must take care of your light colored clothes by packing them inside out, and secondly keep the disposable shower caps near you and use them to cover the base of your shoes.

4) Use vacuum compression for air-tight bags/packing

Don't go to a holiday destination with a pile of untidy clothes. To save space and stop creasing, roll your clothes and pack them instead of folding. Keep the clothes in a vacuum compression bags. To use these bags, you put your clothes in, seal the bag, then squeeze the air out. This may give you lots of space in your bags and will prevent creases more effectively than folding. Packing cubes also help you to separate different items and finding the same more quickly.

5) Luggage scales will save you money

This is another way to help you avoid extra charges or fees at the airport. Buy a luggage scale and make sure you are taking the appropriate weight in your bags. If you're close to the minimum limit, consider leaving some things to balance the weights of your bags.

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6) Use empty bottles and tubes to hide your money

To avoid being robbed, it's best to hide your cash money. If you're on the beach and want to go for a swim, keep your money in an empty sun tan lotion container.

7) Use cling-film and tape to prevent liquid leaks

We've all suffered from the disastrous liquid leak in our luggage when we arrive at our destination. To prevent liquid leaks, first seal the lids of liquid bottles by a layer of cling-film. Then after closing the lid, seal the outer area by clear tape. Now you can travel without worrying about any leaks.

8) Avoid cracking of your costly makeup

This tip is only for the ladies. To prevent your compact powder or eyeshadow from cracking during travel, use a flat cotton wool pad in between the powder and the lid of the container.

9) Carry scented fabric conditioner sheets or a small bag of potpourri

It's very important to keep your clothes smelling fresh during a long trip. By taking a small bag of potpourri/fabric conditioner sheets/scented drawer liners, you can easily keep your clothes smelling fresh and sweet for a long time.

10) Have important things in your hand bag

Sometimes bags may get misplaced or practically stolen. Make sure all your valuables are with you in the hand bag and always pack a spare change of clothes in your hand luggage too. That way you won't have to face much trouble if your bags have been misplaced.

11) Make use of 'empty' spaces

When it comes to packing, you may need to use every tiny space you can find. Roll your under-garments, socks, and other small things and put those into your shoes that you’re gonna pack also.

12) Take care of the guidebook

Rather than carrying heavy books, you can carry your smartphone or e-book reader to read as many books as you can. Just download soft-copy of those books from the web and carry in your reader device. It'll save space, reduce weights of your bags and also you can enjoy while traveling.

13) Use a lightweight suitcase

Rather than the most expensive designer suitcases, you can buy light weight bags. Heavy designer bags or suitcases may attract thieves at the airport and on your travels. It's better not to do that. If you're using a hardshell suitcase, it can increase your total luggage weight heavily before you've even started packing, so expensive bags aren’t always best.

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